SF/F Links of Interest & Giveaways 6/17/09

Don't forget! My giveaway of Ecstasy by Jacquelyn Frank ends tomorrow night at 11:00 PM CST and it's open to everyone. If you haven't entered, hurry!

A warm thank you to Anna at Anna's Book Blog for the wonderful prizes I won in Contest #1. It was an awesome prize package (the books were on my wanted books list too!): Signed Copies of A Rush of Wings & In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix, a Club Hell T-shirt and a ton of fun swag. When I received the box of goodies, I felt like I had hit the jackpot! Still smiling.

Author News:
  • I participated in an online chat with Gena Showalter and Deidre Knight. I had the opportunity to ask a question and found some interesting news:
    Me: Gena, which one of your series would you pick for a TV series?
    Gena: Intertwined, then choice would be the Playing With Fire books.
    Deidre: Well, Gena's RED HANDED *is* under option for a television series. She's making me tell you.
  • Patricia's Vampire Notes has an interview up with Charlaine Harris.
  • Suzanne McLeod has chapter one of The Cold Kiss of Death, book two in the Spellcrackers.com series, up on her website.
Interesting Tidbits:
  • Babbling About Books, and More has interesting post Don't Read Your Smutty Books Here!
  • The Bradford Bunch as a post on the History of Tattoos.
  • Graeme's Book Review has a very thorough review of Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland. I personally cannot wait to my copy.
  • C.E. Murphy pointed out browser add-on called Readability, that will change the size of the text in your browser. Could be usefully on sites where is text is too small or big.
  • Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin' News & Reviews has an interesting post on how vampires have changed and where did the scary vamps go, Vampirism is so Overrated.
  • True Blood, season 2, premiered this past Sunday night, and it was as awesome as last season. Lurv à la Mode did very detailed write up on what happened on episode 13, in case you missed it.
  • Fantasy Book News & Reviews is looking for books to review from small press or self published authors. Head over to his blog to review his guidelines for submission.
  • Vampire Wire is giving away a copy of The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan. Deadline to enter is Wednesday night (TONIGHT), June 17th.
  • I Do Not Want to Wait, I Want The Book Now has Diana Rowland as guest and is giving away a copy of Mark of a Demon. I'm not sure when it ends, so hurry!
  • Stumbling Over Chaos is having a huge giveaway, Contest of Babel. You need to head over there and check all of the titles up for grabs. Deadline to enter is before 7 pm CDT, Thursday, June 18th.
  • Suzanne McLeod is having a Zombie Fest Giveaway. One winner will get a copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan and a signed copy of The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod. A second winner will get a Whack-A-Zombie kit and a copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Deadline to enter is by end of day, Thursday, June 18th.
  • Patricia's Vampire Notes has an interview and contest with Karen Chance. Karen is giving away a signed copies of Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 3) and Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, Book 4). Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM PT on June 18th.
  • Fantasy Debut is giving away 3 copies of The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V. S. Redick. Deadline to enter is by Friday, June 19th.
  • Jeaniene Frost is giving away 4 ARCs of Destined for an Early Grave, book four in the Night Huntress series. Deadline to enter is by 11:59 pm EDT, Friday, June 19th.
  • Moira Rogers has Moira Reid as guest with a giveaway of her book Deep Cover, in ebook format. Deadline to enter is Friday, June 19th.
  • Anna's Book Blog has Contest #3: T-shirts & Books up in celebration of her 2nd Blog Birthday. Head over and see all the goodies she has put together. Deadline to enter is midnight, June 20th.
  • Graeme's Fantasy Book Review is giving away 2 copies of Harry and the Pirates by Brian Lumley. Deadline to enter is by June 21st.
  • Literary Escapism has author Shiloh Walker as a guest and is giving away an autographed novel from Shiloh Walker's backlist. Deadline to enter is midnight, June 23rd.
  • Next Read is giving away a signed copy of Thicker Than Water by Mike Carey. Deadline to enter is midnight GMT, June 23rd. <-- Added After Posting
  • Fantastic Book Review is giving away a copy of Bloody Good by Georgia Evans. Deadline to enter is midnight, June 24th.
  • Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin' News & Reviews is giving away 3 copies of Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine to US residents and 1 copy to a winner outside the US. Deadline to enter is before Wednesday, June 24th.
  • Fantastic Book Review is also giving away a copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die, a signed bookplate and patchwork coaster (BGDD colors) & a surprise made by Katie Alender. Deadline to enter is midnight, June 27th.
  • Marjorie M. Liu is having a Twitter contest to promote her new book Darkness Calls, which releases on June 30th. She is giving away themed prizes, one per day, everyday starting June 15 through June 30th: music, signed book, tote, etc. All you have to do is just tweet the following once: Enter to win a DARKNESS CALLS themed prize (one per day from June 15-30th: music, signed book, tote, etc.) by tweeting #darknesscalls
  • Moira Rogers is having a giveaway in celebration of the release of Sanctuary Lost (Red Rock Pass series, Book 2). Grand Prize: A collectible knife & $25 gift certificate to Books on Board and Five Runners Up: $5 gift certificate to Books on Board plus a copy of Cry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass series, Book 1). Deadline to enter is June 30th.
  • The Eclectic Reader is giving away a copy of Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling series, Book 6) by Nalini Singh. Deadline to enter is midnight AEST on July 3rd.
  • Ticket to Anywhere is giving away an ARC of The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Deadline to enter is July 4th.

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Chris said...

Thanks for the mention!

I find I primarily use Readability for sites that have bad text/background color combinations.

Donna said...

Hi Chris! You're welcome. I really don't like it when a website is primarily black/dark with white/light text - hard to read. Readability will definitely come in handy at those places.

Blodeuedd said...

Cool :D
I will check those out.
Won Annas contest too, felt like a kid on xmas when i opened up mine

Donna said...

Hi Blodeuedd! Yes, kid at xmas, is a very good description of opening the goodies from Anna! I'm still riding the happy buzz from winning. *big grin*

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